Tsukuba International School began its 5th year of operation September 2 with 8 students from 6 countries. Temporarily TIS is remaining at the Joyful Gakushusha school near Arakawaoki, but as that is being renovated early next year, TIS has been negotiating with the city for appropriate space close to the center of Tsukuba. As of press time, final decisions had not yet been made, and no official announcement of the new site can be made at this time. The move into new facilities will take place sometime before the end of 1996 and possibly very soon. Everyone involved is looking forward with great anticipation to the move, and it will be accomplished as soon as everything is prepared.
As a part of that move, TIS will be opening a new school office with a new address and telephone number. Until that time, however, the temporary office phone number is 37-2494 and the temporary office mailing address is 105-204, 3-chome, Takezono, Tsukuba 305. The children are settled down with their new teacher, Mr. Leigh Funayama, and are busily into their studies. Persons interested in helping the school in any way are urged to contact the school. Volunteers are still needed help with certain subjects, with remedial English being the primary need at this time. Anyone with a bit of time and a desire to help children with limited English catch up with their language skills would be most welcome. If you think you can help in this or any other way, please call the school.
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